President, INCEIF

Prof Dato’ Dr Azmi Omar serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of INCEIF – The Global University of Islamic Finance since October 2017. Prior to this he was the Director General of Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he held the position for six years and a senior professor and university administrator at the International Islamic University Malaysia for almost 30 years. At IRTI, Azmi pioneered and introduced many innovative policy researches which culminated into flagship reports such as IRTI Islamic Social Finance Report and IDB-World Bank Global Report on Islamic Finance.

Azmi has also advised and provide technical assistance to a number of IDB member countries in their implementation of Islamic finance. He was a member of the External Advisory Group for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Interdepartmental Working Committee on Islamic Finance and Board of Trustees of Responsible Finance Institute (RFI) Foundation.  He is also a member of the Securities Commission of Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC SC) and as the Islamic finance Expert to the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam.